Texas School Safety Standards

Grant Overviews and Requirements

CrisisAlert Exceeds Panic Alert System Requirements

Being able to respond to emergencies quickly and easily can be the difference between life and death. CrisisAlert is a safety and security solution that is unique for its ability to deliver precise alert location, immediate audio and visual incident notifications, simple activation via a wearable CrisisAlert badge, and 100% full-campus coverage.

CrisisAlert exceeds the TEA Program Requirements for both the Silent Panic Alert Technology (SPAT) and the proposed School Safety Standards Grants.

Our solution has the following functionality:

    • Provides room-level location on the building map where the alert originated.
    • Notifies designated administrators and first responders of an incident requiring an emergency response.
    • Simultaneously notifies all school staff, students, and visitors in the building of the emergency with visual and auditory notification and directions.
    • Our open API allows for seamless integration with your access control and other safety solutions.
    • Can be used for everyday emergencies (fights, medical, etc.) where local campus staff require help from local administrators, nurses, and SROs.
    • Additional emergency alerts can be customized and aligned to your district safety protocols.

Our platform utilizes a powerful blend of hardware, software, and wireless technologies to ensure fast, accurate, and reliable communication of emergency incidents campus-wide.

Unlike many other emergency response solutions, CrisisAlert does not depend on a wi-fi connection or cellular signal to send an alert and notify first responders of an emergency. Our platform utilizes an independent, private network that empowers every staff member to send an alert from anywhere on campus, including outside locations like playgrounds and athletic fields. 

The CrisisAlert platform provides every single teacher and staff member with a wearable badge that is kept on their person at all times, delivering 100% user adoption, something unparalleled in emergency response solutions.

Texas Education Agency School Safety Standards

The proposed school safety standards were released by TEA, and with the new requirements are significant grant allocations to offset the costs of improvements. The new standards address the findings in the Robb Elementary School preliminary investigative report that indicated an unsecured door and multiple communications challenges were factors in the tragedy at Uvalde. Learn more about the standards here.

2022-2024 Silent Panic Alert Technology (SPAT) Grant Overview and Requirements:

The purpose of the SPAT Grant is to provide grant funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) to purchase silent panic alert technologies for campuses as a measure of school safety.

Silent panic alert technology is generally defined as a silent system signal generated by the activation of a device, either manually or through software applications, intended to signal a life-threatening or emergency situation (such as an active shooter, intruder, or other emergency situation) requiring a response from law enforcement and/or other first responders. Learn more about the standards here.

2023-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant Overview and Requirements

This grant program will calculate formula allocations based on a per-pupil amount per LEA. Grant funds will be distributed by per-pupil counts that were derived from age 3-21 student enrollment as reported in the October 2021 PEIMS submission.

There will be a $200,000 grant allocation for smaller and rural LEAs, even if using the per-pupil methodology they would receive less than the $200,000 minimum grant award. 

The grant will allow spending on a variety of security-related items identified by the needs of each LEA. The grant will allow for various costs associated with school safety and security; however, the grant will come with a requirement that money must first be spent on items necessary to comply with the rule.

Once the standards of the rule are met, remaining funds can be spent on other eligible security-related costs as defined in the grant program allowable costs. 

Sign up now for a CrisisAlert Webinar to learn how our solution exceeds TEA requirements for SPAT and School Safety Standards.

CrisisAlert is a wearable, easy-to-use badge provided to all district employees that, when triggered, manually signals an emergency situation requiring a response from first responders.

In this webinar, learn how CrisisAlert:

    • Badges require NO wi-fi or cell service to operate
    • No app is needed for teachers and non admin staff
    • Easy install with no hard wiring of hardware
    • Automatically locate persons to the room level on building map
    • Triggers colored strobes, intercom message, and screen takeover instructions
    • Additional Standard Response Protocols (SRP) can be triggered and customized
    • Outdoor areas including sports fields, playgrounds, and parking lots are covered
    • Open API seamlessly integrates with other safety systems

Available CrisisAlert Webinars:

THE CRISISALERT ADVANTAGE: WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

ONE BUTTON ACTIVATION

Wearable badge with a single button enables confident human action. Users are not required to download an app.

IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION

With the simple push of a button, alerts instantly reach administrators and responders.

TOTAL FACILITY COVERAGE

Our network secures every square foot of your property – there are no dead zones. Badges function everywhere.

AUDIO & VISUAL NOTIFICATION

Facility-wide alerts communicate emergency information using colored strobe lights, desktop alerts, and intercom integration.

LOCATION ACCURACY

Our innovative technology determines the location of the alert, down to an individual room.

EASE OF INSTALLATION

Solutions installed with no alterations to physical structures or electrical wiring are required.

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